chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed confidence that the coalition will return to power in Putrajaya in the 13th general election on Sunday.
said he found out during his recent visits all over the country that
the people still accepted Barisan and were with the coalition.
can report to you that the people still accept Barisan. Come May 5,
Barisan will return to power in Putrajaya," he said when addressing the
people during a breakfast meeting at Dengkil Centre Point in Dengkil
near here Friday.
During his speech, Najib received resounding
applause from the thousands of people who had gathered there from early
in the morning.
Also present were the Barisan candidate for the Sepang parliamentary seat, Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed;
the Barisan candidate for the Dengkil state seat, Shahrum Mohd Shariff;
the Barisan candidate for the Tanjung Sepat state seat Nisman Yusof and
the Barisan candidate for the Sungai Pelek state seat Ng Chok Sin.
Najib said the people realised that the Government's national transformation policy benefited them and ensured their well-being.
policy is Barisan's and without Barisan, the transformation will not
happen. The people, in Selangor and other states, will be heading for an
uncertain future (without this policy).
"They have confidence
and trust (in Barisan). Barisan is the people's choice. They understand
that the federal and state governments must comprise the same party," he
Najib, who is also Selangor Barisan chairman, said he was
confident the coalition would be able to recapture Selangor and, in the
process, win the Sepang parliamentary seat and the state seats within
"We have strived for five years to restore confidence in the
people of Selangor. We have restored the spirit of the (election)
machinery. We have also apologised for past mistakes. Let us open a new
chapter in this state," he said.
Najib said that after five years under Pakatan Rakyat, the people of Selangor had lost confidence in the pact.
He said this was evident when Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim himself was standing in the Pelabuhan Klang state seat instead of Ijok which he last held.
The Prime Minister advised the party machinery to work hard as a team and contribute to Barisan's success.
is not necessary that one should be an elected representative. There
are other ways to help the people. One must be fair and help others.
"This is our pledge and we will deliver on our pledge," he said.